spicy asian snack mix

Teriyaki sauce and sesame oil lend Asian flavors to this holiday snack. Sesame sticks and wasabi peas are fun additions to the traditional cereal and peanut mix.

spicy asian snack mix
Yield: 10 cups Prep 5 mins Microwave 45 seconds Bake 250°F 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 6 cups wheat cereal squares (such as Wheat Chex)
  • 1 1/2 cups sesame sticks (see Note)
  • 1 1/4 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot salt (Mortons) or 3/4 teaspoon salt plus 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups wasabi peas (see Note)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 250 F. Coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss together wheat cereal, sesame sticks and peanuts.

2. In a medium-size glass bowl or measuring cup, combine butter, teriyaki, sesame oil, sugar and salt. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds or until butter is melted. Pour over mixture in bowl, and toss to coat.

3. Transfer cereal mixture to prepared pan and bake at 250 F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

4. Cool mix in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Stir in wasabi peas; divide and package to give away. (See photo)

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 95, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 3, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 11, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 205, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.